Addressing LASIK Concerns

LASIK tech overlay on an eye

If you’ve been struggling with your poor vision for a while and would like to better your eyesight, you may find that you are a perfect candidate for Howerton Eye’s LASIK eye treatment. Since this procedure is technically eye surgery, anyone who is considering this form of eye treatment will undoubtedly have concerns regarding risks, possible outcomes, […]

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Anatomy of the Human Eye

Human Eye Anatomy Chart

All five senses are important to the mammals of the world; though some senses are more important than others depending on what type of species you are dealing with. The majority of animals rely on their sense of smell a great deal. For example, your dog explores the world through his nose. However, humans explore […]

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What is Uveitis?

Uveitis Diagram

Uveitis is an inflammatory condition within the eye. When a person contracts uveitis, inflammation of the uvea becomes so severe that it interferes with the function of blood vessels whose job it is to supply oxygen and nutrients to the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.

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Effects of Excessive Screen Time on Your Eyes

Woman wearing glasses looking at a screen

We’ve all been there. The new episode of your favorite show comes out and you sit four inches from your TV or computer waiting in fear/ anticipation. But while you’re asking all sorts of questions about the fates of your favorite characters, a question you should also consider is: Will this screen time cause permanent […]

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Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery

Closeup of an eye

Officially defined as surgery that permanently changes the shape of your inner cornea in order to improve the vision of one’s eye, LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. In layman’s terms this simply means surgery that corrects your vision. But what exactly are the benefits of going through this eye surgery? In terms of physicality, the […]

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When Should I Get an Eye Exam?

When Should I Get an Eye Exam

Whether it’s putting too much faith into self-diagnosis with information from “Dr. Internet,” or just chalking up your symptoms to being something less than they actually are, marking out a slot in your busy schedule to visit your optometrist when something seems off is crucial to ensure your eyes remain healthy. Remember, you only get one set.

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How to Recognize & Treat Dry Eye

How to Recognize & Treat Dry Eye

Henry David Thoreau said, “The eye is the jewel of the body.” But if your eyes are feeling scratchy, itchy, or sensitive to light, those jewels may not feel very valuable. These symptoms may be a result of a condition called Dry Eye Syndrome. If you are experiencing Dry Eye Syndrome, visit our Howerton Eye […]

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Back-to-School Eye Exams

Children sitting in front of computers

At Howerton Eye, our highly trained eye doctors know the importance of regular eye examinations, especially for young children! With the first day of school upon us, now is the perfect time to start thinking about scheduling an eye appointment for your child.

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Everyday Habits That Are Hurting Your Eyes

Senior patient getting an eye exam

The team at Howerton Eye is dedicated to helping you maintain healthy, clear vision. Unfortunately, despite having a great eye doctor, there are elements of our daily lives that can hurt our eyes over time. Learn about several small, seemingly innocuous habits that could actually be having very detrimental effects on your vision and overall […]

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Recognizing & Treating Vision Problems in Children

Child at eye sight test. Kid at optical shop. Eyewear for kids.

The exceptional team at Howerton Eye can help you recognize if your children are having vision problems that are causing difficulty in the classroom, struggles with reading books, or interference with performing seemingly mundane activities that once seemed easy for them. It’s important to understand that even from an early age, comprehensive eye care is […]

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